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Studying the Edge of the Sun’s Magnetic Bubble

Portal origin URL: Studying the Edge of the Sun’s Magnetic BubblePortal origin nid: 474746Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Our corner of the universe, the solar system, is nestled inside the Milky Way galaxy, home to more than 100 billion stars. The solar system is encased in a bubble called the...


MONDAY 18. OCTOBER 2021


NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

Portal origin URL: NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way EvolutionPortal origin nid: 474745Published: Monday, October 18, 2021 - 15:08Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky...

Five Facts to Help You Understand Sea Ice

Portal origin URL: Five Facts to Help You Understand Sea IcePortal origin nid: 474738Published: Monday, October 18, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Here are five facts to help you better understand Arctic sea ice.Portal image: Close-up view of sea ice floes at 79 N from 500 feet from NASA's DC-8 Research aircraft. The dark features...

Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover

Portal origin URL: Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA’s Perseverance RoverPortal origin nid: 474737Published: Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:26Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet.Portal image: Illustration of NASA’s...


FRIDAY 15. OCTOBER 2021


My Favorite Martian Image: the Ridges of ‘South Séítah’

Portal origin URL: My Favorite Martian Image: the Ridges of ‘South Séítah’Portal origin nid: 474715Published: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Perseverance rover captures a geologic feature with details that offer clues to the area’s mysterious past.Portal image: Mars image taken by the Mastcam-Z...

How the Sun Affects Asteroids in Our Neighborhood

Portal origin URL: How the Sun Affects Asteroids in Our NeighborhoodPortal origin nid: 474688Published: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 09:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Like all the planets, asteroids exist in the heliosphere, the vast bubble of space defined by the reaches of our Sun’s wind. Directly and indirectly, the Sun affects many aspects of...

Hubble Uncovers a Burst of Star Formation

Portal origin URL: Hubble Uncovers a Burst of Star FormationPortal origin nid: 474673Published: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 06:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NGC 4666, a majestic spiral galaxy, takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: NGC 4666, a spiral galaxy, takes center stage in this image...


THURSDAY 14. OCTOBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Scientist – Did Mars Ever Look Like Earth?

Did Mars ever look like Earth? We think it did! Ancient Mars may have been wetter and warmer — similar to our home planet. So what happened? Scientists like Dr. Becky McCauley Rench are trying to find out. Keep up with our Martian exploration efforts: www.nasa.gov/Mars. Video...

Hubble Finds Evidence of Persistent Water Vapor in One Hemisphere of Europa

Portal origin URL: Hubble Finds Evidence of Persistent Water Vapor in One Hemisphere of Europa Portal origin nid: 474614Published: Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observations of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa have revealed the presence of persistent water vapor – but, mysteriously,...


WEDNESDAY 13. OCTOBER 2021


NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth Missions

Portal origin URL: NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth MissionsPortal origin nid: 474642Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:37Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As satellites collect larger and larger amounts of data, engineers and researchers are implementing solutions to manage these huge increases.Portal...


TUESDAY 12. OCTOBER 2021


Celebrate Virtual International Observe the Moon Night with NASA

Portal origin URL: Celebrate Virtual International Observe the Moon Night with NASA Portal origin nid: 474616Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 14:48Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The public is invited to participate in several of NASA’s virtual activities in celebration of International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 16.Portal...

With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission

Portal origin URL: With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return MissionPortal origin nid: 474506Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10:58Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth.Portal image: Picture shows...

Icy ‘Glue’ May Control Pace of Antarctic Ice-Shelf Breakup

Portal origin URL: Icy ‘Glue’ May Control Pace of Antarctic Ice-Shelf BreakupPortal origin nid: 474435Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 09:54Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As the ice-and-snow rubble known as mélange melts in Antarctica’s ice shelves, rifts can grow and icebergs break off even in the brutal cold of winter.Portal...

Surviving the Lunar Night: DRPS Could Enable the Power to Explore

PROJECT Dynamic Radioisotope Power Systems Project SNAPSHOT Dynamic Radioisotope Power Systems (DRPS) may enable lunar science payloads to survive and thrive during the harsh lunar night. New robust DRPS have been built and delivered by industry and are in the process of being tested at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. In partnership with NASA’s Radioisotope Power Systems Program, the...


FRIDAY 8. OCTOBER 2021


Hubble Detects a Dangerous Dance

Portal origin URL: Hubble Detects a Dangerous DancePortal origin nid: 474478Published: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 06:54Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features two interacting galaxies that are so intertwined, they have a collective name – Arp 91.Portal image: This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image...


THURSDAY 7. OCTOBER 2021


NASA Smoke Signals for Air Quality

Portal origin URL: NASA Smoke Signals for Air QualityPortal origin nid: 474208Published: Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.Portal image: Photo of...

’Double’ Galaxy Mystifies Hubble Astronomers

Portal origin URL: ’Double’ Galaxy Mystifies Hubble AstronomersPortal origin nid: 474475Published: Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered what appears to be a pair of identical objects that look so weird it took astronomers several years to determine what they are. Turns out...


WEDNESDAY 6. OCTOBER 2021


What's Up - October 2021

What are some skywatching highlights in October 2021? See several groupings of the Moon, planets, and stars at sunrise and sunset. Then get to know two bright stars that are part of a special group: along with a handful of others, they take turns with Polaris as North Star over thousands of years. Plus, Oct. 16 is International Observe the Moon Night! Details: https://moon.nasa.gov/observe...

Lasers to Probe Origin of Life on a Frigid Moon and Take the Space-Time Pulse of Star-Shattering Collisions Built in Goddard Lab

Portal origin URL: Lasers to Probe Origin of Life on a Frigid Moon and Take the Space-Time Pulse of Star-Shattering Collisions Built in Goddard LabPortal origin nid: 474459Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: At the Space Laser Assembly Cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Laser and...

With NASA Data, Researchers Find Standing Waves at Edge of Earth’s Magnetic Bubble

Portal origin URL: With NASA Data, Researchers Find Standing Waves at Edge of Earth’s Magnetic Bubble Portal origin nid: 474489Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 05:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Just as ocean waves follow the wind, scientists expected that waves traveling along the magnetosphere should ripple in the direction of the solar...

The NASA Cit Sci Leaders Autumn 2021 Series Kicks Off

Body: This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. Join us to share your knowledge and challenges, learn from others, and help shape solutions to some of the remaining NASA data issues. Link: Learn...

The NASA Cit Sci Leaders Autumn 2021 Series Kicks Off

This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. The events in this series are designed to leverage internal and external NASA knowledge to co-create a quick reference list of the data issues to consider and some of the best practices and resources that can inform project strategies. Join us to share your knowledge and challenges, learn from others, and help shape...


TUESDAY 5. OCTOBER 2021


NASA Scientist Looks to AI, Lensing to Find Masses of Free-Floating Planets   

Portal origin URL: NASA Scientist Looks to AI, Lensing to Find Masses of Free-Floating Planets    Portal origin nid: 474472Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA scientist hopes to collect data that can shed light on the masses of free-floating planets.Portal image: a dark planet floating in...

NASA, FEMA to Host Alliance for Climate Action Series in October

Portal origin URL: NASA, FEMA to Host Alliance for Climate Action Series in OctoberPortal origin nid: 474474Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 09:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-host the Alliances for Climate Action, a virtual series to address rising demand for accurate, timely,...


MONDAY 4. OCTOBER 2021


NASA Invites Media to Launch of Double Asteroid Redirection Test

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Media to Launch of Double Asteroid Redirection TestPortal origin nid: 474470Published: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 16:19Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Media accreditation is open for the upcoming launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, an evaluation of technologies for preventing a hazardous...

Episode 8 - We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are the Trojan Asteroids?

Portal origin URL: Episode 8 - We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are the Trojan Asteroids?Portal origin nid: 474458Published: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 13:19Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: What are the Trojan asteroids? These mysterious space rocks have been gravitationally trapped in Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun for billions of years and hold...

Sounding Rocket Mission to Offer Snapshot of Sun’s Magnetic Field

Portal origin URL: Sounding Rocket Mission to Offer Snapshot of Sun’s Magnetic FieldPortal origin nid: 474449Published: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The CLASP2.1 mission will launch a rocket to measure the magnetic field in a critical slice of the Sun’s atmosphere called the chromosphere.Portal...


FRIDAY 1. OCTOBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Technologist – Is There Oxygen on Mars?

Is there oxygen on Mars? Technically yes, but it’s nothing like the amount we have on Earth. So breathing is out of the question. However, there IS a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) on Mars. Now a new technology — MOXIE — has proven that we can convert Martian CO2 into oxygen for use by future explorers. NASA engineer Asad Aboobaker tells us more. Learn more about MOXIE:...

DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major Piece

Portal origin URL: DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major PiecePortal origin nid: 474410Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Dangling from a crane inside one of the high bays at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, the Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids, or...

Hubble Views a Galaxy with More than Meets the Eye

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views a Galaxy with More than Meets the EyePortal origin nid: 474252Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In this image, NCG 5728 appears to be an elegant, luminous, barred spiral galaxy. What this image doesn’t show, is that NGC 5728 is also a monumentally energetic type of galaxy,...


WEDNESDAY 29. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Confirms Roman Mission's Flight Design in Milestone Review

Portal origin URL: NASA Confirms Roman Mission's Flight Design in Milestone ReviewPortal origin nid: 474196Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has successfully passed its critical design review, signaling that all design work is now complete.Portal...


TUESDAY 28. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan Asteroids

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan AsteroidsPortal origin nid: 474281Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 13:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has tested the functions of Lucy, the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, filled it with fuel, and is preparing to pack it into a...

NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -...

Q: How Do You Water Plants in Space? A: Omni-Gravitational Hydroponics

PROJECT Plant Water Management (PWM) SNAPSHOT NASA is demonstrating that even without the help of gravity, hydroponic plant watering methods can enable plant habitats aboard crewed or robotic space missions. U.S. Astronaut Kate Rubins poses with PWM after nearly doubling the science returns of the ISS experiment by drawing on her wealth of wet lab operations and handling experience—on...

NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 474239Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 07:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The missions will continue collecting data about the Red Planet, though engineers back on Earth will stop sending commands to them until mid-October.Portal...


MONDAY 27. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Portal origin URL: NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s LandscapesPortal origin nid: 474217Published: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 15:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.Portal...

Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up

Portal origin URL: Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding UpPortal origin nid: 474155Published: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Like the speed of an advancing race car driver, the winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating – a discovery only made...


FRIDAY 24. SEPTEMBER 2021


Sitting Down with NASA’s Artemis Astronaut Victor Glover

As we look forward to the Artemis program to the Moon and even one-day crewed missions to Mars, accessing resources like water will be crucial for humans to survive on other worlds. We sat down with Victor Glover, NASA Crew-1 astronaut, to talk about NASA’s Artemis program, what it would be like to be on the Moon one day, and how technology from the Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting...

Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space Science

Portal origin URL: Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space SciencePortal origin nid: 474197Published: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Hitching a ride with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 launch, two tiny satellites will tackle big questions.Portal image: Scientist sitting in...


THURSDAY 23. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice Change

Portal origin URL: NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice ChangePortal origin nid: 474148Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 14:53Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds...